Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 11 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Falafel + 7 more
100% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

100 W Troutman Pkwy #120, Fort Collins, CO 80525 Directions

(970) 449-5020
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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    We really enjoyed our lunch at Garbanzos. The service was quick and friendly. The staff was patient and well-informed. I had the gluten free pita with falafel and I loved it. Next time will get the protein, salads and sauces on the plate with the pita on the side. The restaurant is clean and inviting. Well worth it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I was very happy with the options for celiacs. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great real food fast. Lots of GF DF options and if you tell them you are Celiac they will serve you from fresh, uncontaminated containers (under the line) with fresh utensils . Very accommodating & a safe place to eat. I also love to get the chips instead of pita and dip them in Baba Ghanouj.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I work nearby and I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick (Celiac). The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable and there are tons of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great gf pitas! Lots of options for gluten free and vegan. Everything is labelled if it is gluten free or vegan. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Many gluten free options (even GF pitas). The staff know what GF means and are helpful when you ask. The service was quick and the food tastes great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    We love Garbanzo! The menu is clearly labeled, the food is fresh and there is very little risk of cross contamination if you avoid the pickles (they live next to the couscous). Wish the gyro meat was gluten free, because they do offer a gluten free pita and I miss a good Greek sandwich! We usually just get the bowl with no pita, still fantastic. Friendly service and to go ordering too.

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    The gf falafel is gooood I got the plate. I was not disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Delicious gluten free falafel! Seriously, you have to try it. I ended up getting a salad because I was in a hurry, but I got 2 dressings for it and it was a huge bowl. It was the best I'd had in awhile! Service was fast and friendly.

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Everything was delicious! So excited to have found GF falafel. Everything was labelled if GF.

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Good falafels and they label everything. Very easy to see what you can and can't eat.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    9996 Commons St #310, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    I've been here twice. The first time, the server changed gloves and even washed his hands! Everything I ordered was served from underneath the line with fresh utensils. The second time was terrible. I had to insist on everything and it was very frustrating because the server kept insisting that the foods in the line were safe. When you order the gf pita, they wrap it in foil and steam it in the same appliance as the regular pita. One area of my pita was not wrapped properly, so it was likely exposed. Cross-contamination is always a possibility.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    8246 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

    I was more or less refused service. The guy had a fit when I asked him to change his gloves and if he could reach under the counter. I was absolutely embarrassed. I can’t help having this disease and the restaurant is advertising that they are capable of gluten free.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    8547 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    Huge cross contamination risks right in front of me...

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30337

    Manager said “what’s gluten?” When asked to weigh in on menu items. Avoid!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    8225 S Chester St, Englewood, CO 80112

    So amazing. Highly recommend. The staff know what they are talking about, and everything was delicious.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 months ago

    3453 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

    Not gluten free at all. Gluten free pitas but use some spoons and food so everything is cross contaminated. Bad bad bad

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2130 Southgate Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    Most everything there is gluten free. The food was really good

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30337

    Majority of items on menu are GF and are clearly marked as such. Wonderful, flavorful, and fresh meal. Happy to have found it while traveling!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    9996 Commons St #310, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    I was highly suspicious when I saw the line everything goes through (starting with a gluten pita mostly). The guy behind the counter did not understand my question about what ingredients were safe (nothing appeared marked). I left- too dangerous for me.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    8143 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

    Everything is marked on the glass if it’s GF or DF or veg or what not. Have GF pita! Will change gloves, have separate fryer. Can eat falafel! Have lots of sauces to enjoy! And the employees know as well what’s going on.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    8143 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

    This place has a fryer that just makes fries and chips. The steak is really good and the rice. I definitely recommend this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    8547 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    I apologize this review is so late. I ate here over the summer and have not had a chance to leave a review. Although the staff was not very knowledgeable about gluten-free the manager was. If I remember right his name was David and he cleaned The entire work area, used plates from a brand new box, and dished my food from the containers underneath that had not been cross contaminated yet. He also made me some gluten-free Pita wrapped in foil to prevent cross-contamination. I felt very cared for at this location during the lunch rush. If only all garbanzos locations took the same care it would be great.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    6750 S Cornerstar Way Aurora, CO 80016

    Walked in... and the FIRST thing I noticed is that place is CC central.... utensils in contact with the pita, then dunked back into the sauces/ fillings.... and contaminated gloves dunked into the other fix-uns.... walked out.....steer clear of this place.....

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8225 S Chester St, Englewood, CO 80112

    Very knowledgeable. Lots of options. Workers were great. Gf pita was very good. They toasted it wrapped in foil. Tasty food.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    Second time we've come by to try this place and they have been closed both times (on a Saturday)! So frustrating!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    3779 Bloomington Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

    On each of the items labels it states of the item is gluten free, and all but a few are safe. The staff was kind enough to sanitize the environment before beginning to make my meal. My boyfriend got the gf pita bread and he said it was good, it has a hint of sourdough flavor and isn't dry. The falafel here is amazing!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    11075 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78213

    Everything is clearly labeled and the food is delicious and the staff is pretty knowledgeable!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    6750 S Cornerstar Way Aurora, CO 80016

    One reason I enjoy visiting the Denver area so much (besides seeing family) is eating at Garbanzo's. I have celiac disease and *have* to eat gluten free. The staff here is a dream to work with. They take care to make sure there is no cross-contamination in anything I order and the food is AMAZING. So good. The falafel is the bomb and their GF pitas are tender and chewy. So so so so yummy. And for the record - I state I'm celiac and they use clean gloves, get out new containers of sauces and more, and wrap the pita in foil. I ordered a chicken kabob tonight and they made it fresh. I've eaten here a dozen times and have yet to be glutened. I am celiac AND have a severe wheat allergy. It takes a microscopic amount of either to set me off. :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8547 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    A must to those with Celiac Sprue. There menu is easy to order from on what is gluten free & Lactose free. Thanks to the Server knowledge & labels identifying food allergy info is fantastic. Offer Gluten free & Lactose free pita bread.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    11075 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78213

    love that they had everything marked if it was gluten free or vegan.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8225 S Chester St, Englewood, CO 80112

    Even has a Paleo plate now!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    9996 Commons St #310, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    Watched them spread ingredients directly onto wheat pitas and place the spatula right back into the ingredients. Hello cross-contamination. Didn't tempt fate here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    Love love love. Falafel is GF and so is rice. Everything labeled. Easy, nice staff. Cross contamination ...?? But I didn't have an issue. It was delicious and I will be back. They have GF pita that is delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    11075 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78213

    The gluten free pita bread here is AWESOME! It tastes like real gluten. The server knew to change gloves and told everyone else to do the same. I'm so happy there's a Mediterranean food place in town with gluten free pita bread now!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    The food is fantastic and they make an effort to offer good GF alternatives. The cross-contamination risk, however, is pretty big as I have personally witnessed them use a scoop to stuff toppings in a pita bread, touching the pita with the scoop and then putting it back into the GF topping container, contaminating the entire container. It's disappointing that they get this aspect of GF prep wrong, yet offer individually-wrapped GF pitas that are protected from cross-contamination. The food is delicious and at a great price, their people are very polite, but they are not trained in cross-contamination protocols and I have been glutened here and left the last time without ordering due to the scoop issue. Not celiac safe, but probably fine for the mildly intolerant.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    3453 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

    Staff was trained. The server switched her gloves the moment I said I needed a gluten free meal. All spoons remained in their own container. The meats that were gluten-free were labeled. I didn't realize that the gyro meat was not gluten-free so I was able to change it before it reached my plate. The server switched her gloves again! So I was incredibly thankful!! Meat is measured in a small container, so I see the potential for cross contamination there. Again, server did not use that container and just placed the meat on my plate. The gluten-free pita bread was pre wrapped in foil and heated that way to prevent cross contamination. Kudos to the server that I had!!! I was very pleased and she was patient and helpful. I will say just communicate your needs, stay vigilant and request for things to be done separate, etc....

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1845 Briargate Pkwy #323, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Cross-contamination central. Delicious food, and most items are GF, but unless you're the first one served that day, your food is likely contaminated by food that's touched wheat pitas, via spoons or bits of rice that were stuffed into a wheat pita then fell out back into the serving bin. A pity, because their falafel (GF) are very tasty. Not a celiac-friendly restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    So many delicious options!! My only concern would be the proximity of ingredients to others that aren't GF. I had no reaction to anything and tried just about everything GF they offer. They changed their gloves when I informed them I'm GF, and the entire menu is very clearly marked. Amazing falafel and GF pita!! I will be back many times :)

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    9996 Commons St #310, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    They do a great job of working with food allergy requests

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    8225 S Chester St, Englewood, CO 80112

    Really good fast Mediterranean food. Will come back again! Everything is clearly marked and they know what they're talking about it.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    Love this place. Food is great. Good prices. The servers are knowledgeable about what entrees have gluten.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    1845 Briargate Pkwy #323, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Their gluten free pitas are pretty okay while they're hot, but once they cool, not so much. Still, you get plenty of food with a plate or kabob, and its all deliciously seasoned.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    2130 Southgate Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    If you are sensitive to gluten, please don't visit this place. When me and my family came here, we told the server that we were gluten free and she rolled her eyes at us and made our food. The people were judgemental and rude. They made me and my brother share a half serving of meat. The food was okay but too simplistic. There is no gluten free bread or anything so they only advertise gluten free to get more customers. If this simplistic style is just Mediterranean style than I apoligize.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    11075 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78213

    We told the girl we needed our order to be gluten free and she acted like she knew what we were asking. I watched her touch the pita from the order in front of us and proceed to grab my bowl with the same glove. I reminded her that she needed to change gloves, and she just said, "yea, I know," and kept the same bowl! Smh!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    8246 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

    I love this place. Good food and staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    16569 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606

    this place is great they are all so nice and are clearly trained about gluten. all there food is clearly marked. the gluten free pita is sooo good, they wrap them in foil so the can heat the up and not have cross contamination. almost everything on the menu is safe. and when you order the gluten free pita the first question they ask is if it is because of an allergy, say yes and they will guide you through ordering to make sure you are safe. this is a great place to get a good safe meal.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    26541 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

    There stuff is clearly marked as to what is gluten free. the gluten free pita is wrapped in foil so no cross contamination when it is heated. most of there stuff is gluten free there are only a few things that are not. most of the staff really understands what is safe and what is not. only reason for not giving 5 stars is for the first time I went they said I could have something that I found out this time I could not because it has gluten, no wonder I got sick. also some of there staff is not as well informed as others, but there stuff is clearly marked.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    1406 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054

    All Maryland locations are shutting down. It's a shame, I liked this place

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    2341 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21401

    CLOSED AS OF 11-14-14.. ALL MARYLAND LOCATIONS HAVE SHUT DOWN Great place for GF food. I eat at all their locations and have had good service and great experiences. Sauces and falafel are great.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    2341 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21401

    GREAT options for gf/df and vegetarian/vegan dining. Love that everything is clearly labeled. Eat here all the time and have never had a bad experience.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    9996 Commons St #310, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    Everything is listed whether or not it is gluten free. They have gluten free pittas that they wrap in foil before heating so there is no cross contamination! Lots of options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    630 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246

    food is great!...they are creating more options. love the staff here.

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    8547 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    Great gf pita. yummy and didnt get sick. ordered chicken kabob dinner with tzakiki sauce

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    602 Evergreen Way #528, South Windsor, CT 06074

    Very knowledgeable on gf and celiac's. They have a fabulous gf pita bread that they will serve on the side (will not stuff for you if you have an actual allergy to avoid cross contamination). Highly recommend! The falafels are great and the flavored lemonades are so refreshing! I feel VERY confident when dining here.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    26541 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

    Was pleasantly surprised to see gluten free pita. Yum!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1406 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054

    amazing food. amazing staff. lots of choices!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    602 Evergreen Way #528, South Windsor, CT 06074

    My new go to restaurant. Staff is great. Knowledgable about GF. Awesome food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    176 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932

    Told them I'm celiac & they used new gloves & opened fresh pans of items (otherwise serious risk of pieces of pita & other cross contamination). Make sure they double wrap the GF pita before toasting.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    7036 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433

    Very tasty!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    Unit 45, 6455 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045

    I arrived here around 5pm on a Saturday and they were out of chicken kabobs! Plenty of chicken in the bins. But not for kabobs... The rice was hard! Don't bother with the gf pittas! The lamb gyro meat is NOT gf. Fortunately one of the staff knew! I am not a fan of hummus, but theirs is great! One of my friends also commented on how good their hummus is. Overall though, It's not a good value for the money. $10.32 for a kabob with 6 little pieces of steak? Maybe the chicken is a much better deal...

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Falafel
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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